21 July 2024

Opinion: Will provide impartial leadership, says Lisa Lewis

Brief profile: Contesting for Councillor & Mayoral seats, Lisa Lewis claims there are ‘no skeletons or cobwebs in her closet’ &perseverance’ learnt in her personal life & as a business woman, will help her steer the city. She wants Council to ‘work for all people, not just some.’ If elected, Lisa promises greater transparency in Council’s spending decisions; reduce rates rises by ‘eradicating a culture of wasteful spending’; work with police to reduce crime; showcase Hamilton as a clean, green city & review council bylaws, etc. (NewsViews).

Lisa Lewis, Mayoral candidate

By Lisa Lewis:

I would like to see Hamilton City Council work for all of the people in Hamilton, not just some. This can happen if the right person, who embraces all diverse cultures and life paths in Hamilton, is in the leadership role making decisions that shape our city to be a strong and united team. 

Hamilton needs someone that will fight on their behalf and not back down ensuring our families (and our families to come) have a city that works for them (not just for themselves), with leadership that is impartial and that we can trust.

Throughout my different paths that I have walked in my lifetime, I have learned many life experiences that have made me into the person that I am today. Dealing with daily issues that arise in personal life and in business is very normal living for me. I do have the fighting power, determination and dedication to not give up on this city. Hamilton is my home.

Lisa Lewis is the second contender to present her views in ‘Know your Mayoral candidates’ initiated by NewsViews to help you – the voters, know them better. Opinions of others who have put their hands up for Hamilton Council’s top role, will be presented next week. So, watch the space!

Education is important, but some people in life don’t get that opportunity with life’s commitments and obligations and what they learn in their life path is life drills that you can’t learn at school, in a manual, textbook or with a diploma.

I want to bring what I know to the table and serve Hamilton as Mayor working toward solutions at the lowest cost.

Committed to focusing on the issues that need to be addressed and not be distracted with spending money on matters or buildings that can wait whilst other areas of our city are left and ignored to collapse and struggle, I will ensure reducing rate rises is my number one priority as Mayor.

Work hard, provide, give 100% in my drive and development, be honest, show transparency and trust have been my guides as a mother and a self employed businesswoman.  I will be an influential leader who achieves effective results and steers Hamilton on the right path with results, solving important problems along the way.  I have a level of understanding and am empathetic in all situations. 

While some candidates may promise “change” you may get short-term happiness or excitement, I am equipped to be Mayor for a serious long-term period with a committed relationship to Hamilton. 

I won’t back down if I am passionate about something.  I am mentally strong and will be a resilient warrior for Hamilton.  Let’s make Hamilton a city we are proud of all over again!

I am thankful for the overwhelming support I have received from across Hamilton’s many diverse communities. As a Mayor, I promise to bring our city together and represent the interests of ALL of Hamilton.

Lisa Lewis www.votelisalewis.co.nz, https://www.facebook.com/VoteLisaLewis

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